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Development Evaluation at a Key Inflection Point

Denise Baer, Is development evaluation at an inflection point in 2017? Jane Reisman and Veronica Olazabel, authors of the newly released Rockefeller Foundation Report Situating the Next Generation of Impact Measurement and Evaluation for Impact Investing, say it is. Read more…

Drivers of Violent Extremism

Jessica Jones, Extremist violence presents a serious threat to democratic values and societies around the world. The last decade has witnessed increased attention on how and why individuals become involved in extremist violence, including examining “push” and “pull” factors. Structural “push” factors create conditions that foster the rise or spread in appeal of violent extremism (VE). Read more…

Business Sector Takes Action to Fight Corruption in Ukraine

Anna Kompanek, When it comes to corruption, the news from Ukraine is rarely good. EuroMaidan protests fueled by public outcry over kleptocracy on a massive scale led to the ouster of President Yanukovych in 2014. The protests led people to be optimistic about Ukraine’s future and there was genuine hope the corruption would be addressed. Since then, Ukraine has made progress on anti-corruption reforms but the veracity of these efforts remains in question. Read more…

A Dream Come to Life

Brent Ruth, Since the early 2000s Peru has seen a period of sustained economic growth and poverty reduction. Many of the benefits of this growth have centered on the capital, Lima. As a result, fewer economic opportunities exist for people living in the regions, and those that do are typically associated with mining and energy projects that are seen as controversial with some local residents. Nearly half the population in the Andean and Amazonian regions of the country still lives below the poverty line, and public services have not improved in many places. Read more…

The Establishment of Women’s Chambers of Commerce around the World

Carmen Stanila, Introduction The contribution of women and women entrepreneurs to economic growth is widely recognized. However, the Women’s Economic Opportunity Index, which assesses the environment for women employees and entrepreneurs in 128 countries, shows that almost half of the world’s working age women are currently not active in the global economy.1 Read more…

A Seat in the Limousine

Greg Lebedev, Article at a glance: Read more…

Celebrating Syrian Youth

Stephen Rosenlund, Article at a glace: Read more…

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